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February 2024


Unirope First AWRF Accredited Member
29 February 2024 Unirope Limited was the first rigging shop to become an Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) Accredited Member.

MODEX: 8 Reasons to Attend
29 February 2024 MHI has shared eight reasons why you should attend MODEX, which takes place March 11-14 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Four Overhead Hoist Publications You Should Know
21 February 2024 The members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) develop and publish several guidelines for the safe operation and service of overhead hoists. The documents, produced by the HMI Engineering Committee, cover a broad range of hoist types. HMI’s publications are the leading global resource for the safe utilization and maintenance of overhead hoist systems. Additionally, they are part of HMI’s full library of technical papers and articles, which also includes guidelines and recommended safety practices in English, French, and Spanish versions. To safeguard your personnel, operation, and equipment, here are four overhead hoist publications you should know.

New MHI Website Live
07 February 2024 MHI has launched a new website at, marking a significant milestone in advancing its digital presence.

Unirope Expands in Ontario
07 February 2024 Mississauga, Ontario-based Unirope Limited has added 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its headquarters, improving lead times by as much as 400%.

Date Set for #GLAD2024
07 February 2024 The fifth Global Lifting Awareness Day — #GLAD2024 — will take place on Thursday 18 July, represented by a new logo.

Dan Carmichael Named Vice President of Service of Mazzella’s Lifting Business
01 February 2024 CLEVELAND, OH – Dan Carmichael has been promoted to Vice President of Service of Mazzella. For the past four years, Carmichael has served Mazzella’s Lifting Business as Regional Sales Manager.

January 2024


New EMH HF Engineered Hoists Provide “Built Up” Capabilities at Less Cost
25 January 2024 Valley City, OH…. Engineered Material Handling (EMH), recently introduced its line of new EM Model HF Engineered Hoists. Specially designed for heavy service Class D applications such as steel service centers, heavy steel fabricators, and precast concrete facilities, EM Model HF Engineered Hoists provide traditional capabilities of specially “built up” engineered hoists, yet at a reduced cost.

AMH calls for improved safety in non-standard lifts
25 January 2024 More work is needed to ensure that non-standard lifts are carried out safely, according to a leading expert.

Caldwell Stocks ROV Hooks
25 January 2024 Rockford, Illinois-based The Caldwell Group Inc. has added remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hooks from RUD to its in-stock program.

MODEX Sessions, Providers
25 January 2024 As the speed of manufacturing, transportation, and supply chain operations continues to accelerate, building a more agile, efficient supply chain depends on today’s forward thinking decisions. MODEX 2024 brings the entire industry together to provide end-to-end solutions for your operations. See the full spectrum supply chain at MODEX 2024 on March 11-14 in Atlanta, GA.

MHI Industry Leadership
25 January 2024 The MHI Industry Leadership program has opened registration for its in-person cohort in Charlotte, NC.

Unlocking Efficiency: The Crucial Role of Ergonomics in Material Handling and Lifting Operations
16 January 2024 Social Excerpt: Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker. Recognizing the importance of ergonomic practices, regulatory bodies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stress the need for proper techniques, equipment design, and work practices to prevent workplace injuries, particularly those related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Boat Cranes
11 January 2024 Bohl Crane has installed a series of overhead cranes and hoists from R&M Materials Handling at a facility in Decatur, Indiana where Formula Boats are manufactured from raw materials.

OZ Lifting Chain Hoists Lower $250k Car
11 January 2024 Winona, Minnesota-based OZ Lifting Products LLC provided equipment for a rigging job that lowered a $250k Lucid Air Sapphire electric car at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Caldwell Hires Berman, Schroeder Returns
11 January 2024 Rockford, Illinois-based The Caldwell Group Inc. has made two significant appointments in Teddy Berman and Jay Schroeder.

Monorail Manufacturers Association Celebrates 90 Years Of Safe Monorail Best Practices
04 January 2024 The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), founded in 1933, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. An independent, incorporated trade association affiliated with MHI, MMA members are leading suppliers of patented and enclosed track underhung workstation cranes and monorail systems. MMA is also the industry’s leading source of safe monorail best practices.

December 2023


MODEX Speakers
22 December 2023 MHI has revealed its MODEX 2024 speaker line-up. The show takes place March 11-14 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Meet ACE: New Association Shaping The Future Of Automation, Controls, And Electrification
19 December 2023 The Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) has rebranded as the Automation, Controls, and Electrification Association (ACE). The rebranding to ACE affirms association members’ commitment to shaping the future of automation, controls, and electrification solutions through growth, innovation, and excellence.

Konecranes to deliver 3 cranes to Sofidel America for paper mill expansion
06 December 2023 Konecranes is supplying Sofidel America, a leading global tissue paper producer, with three top-running double-girder cranes and runways for its new paper mill in Circleville, Ohio. The order was won in late September 2023 with deliveries scheduled in Q3 2024.